SHC moved against NTS test results

Court requested to order investigation, take strict action against those responsible


Our Correspondent October 31, 2017
Unfair tactics during the examinations flourished because the management of boards used to be under the governor, the education minister said. PHOTO: EXPRESS

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) was moved on Monday for annulment of the results of the recent entry tests conducted by the National Testing Service (NTS) for admissions to medical colleges and universities in Sindh after a question paper was leaked.
The court was also requested to order the relevant authorities to conduct an investigation into the leaking of the question paper and order strict action against those found responsible.

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These requests were made in a petition filed by Imran Peerzada.
Peerzada named NTS chairperson, provincial health secretary and vice-chancellors of all the medical colleges and universities in the province as respondents.
The petitioner said the NTS had conducted entry tests for admission to the medical colleges and universities in the province and around 7,200 candidates had appeared in the examinations. He said one question paper had been leaked which made the entire results doubtful. This amounted to cheating the students, who were qualified and deserved admissions to the varsities on the basis of merit, he added.

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He argued that following doubts after leaking of the question paper the respondents, including the NTS and provincial health secretary and VCs of all the varsities, may be restrained from finalising and announcing the doubtful results of the entry tests. A request was also made to order an inquiry into the matter and order strict action under the law against those found involved in the scandal.

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